As I was shuffling through papers in search of the next solution, it suddenly hit me that I’ve been combining naturally occurring DNA sequences with artificially synthesized strands to create new behavior in life for most of my adult life. And the process is so mundnane, so integrated into what I perceive the normal activities of human life to be, I no longer feel especially excited by the simple act. It would be like getting excited about having two legs or being able to understand human language.
Now, what can I do with myself at this stage? How do I move on and where to? This is a question that my environment stubbornly refuses to answer.